Located in Utah's Canyon Country, the town of Moab is the perfect vacation destination for fans of the great outdoors. The majority of visitors and locals head to Main Street for dining and shopping excursions that are among the best in the state. However, there are museums and cultural attractions which can be found within walking distance.
Here are just some of these must-see attractions and destinations that have made Moab one of Utah's most popular vacation spots:
-Museum of Moab: This museum has been serving Moab for over 50 years, providing visitors with insight into the history of the town and its geological formations.
-Go Rafting: Located along the Colorado River, Moab is the perfect location to go tubing or white water rafting.
-Slickrock Bike Trail: This legendary trail is considered to be one of the most famous mountain biking trails in the world due to the breathtaking view from the top.
-Moab Arches National Park: This popular local park has miles of guided nature trails and is arguably the best spot in town for camping.
No matter what time of year you visit, there will likely be some festival or event taking place in Moab. Sample the wild fashions from local designers at the WabiSabi Fashion Bizarre in February, observe the paintings and crafts of the top artists in the state at the Moab Art Walk in April, or cheer on the top riders in the country competing in the Canyonland's PCRA Rodeo in July.
Get the most out of your stay in Moab by booking a vacation rental. With properties ranging from spacious condos to rustic cabins with easy access to the national park, there's bound to be a vacation home in Moab that is perfect for your next getaway.
If you have some extra time to explore, the desert wildflowers of Dead Horse Point State Park and the sandstone arches of Arches National Park can both be reached within 30 minutes by car.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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